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Summer Camp Planning

Many summers, I would scramble to leave the newsroom by 4pm to pick my kids up from summer camp. Still, I would be one of the last parents in the camp pick-up line. When my kids complained, I wondered how other parents made their summer schedules work.

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Summer Camps with Early Registration

Everybody's done it at least once. Life gets busy, you assume they won't fill up until June, and then suddenly - uh oh, all the summer programs are full! Why not get it off your list now? These camps have registration opening soon for summer 2020! 

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Winter Break Camps & PD Activities

Whether your kids are outdoors enthusiasts or like to keep busy and warm indoors, one thing is true: Parents are looking for all kinds of great ways to keep the kids busy over winter break.

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Kid-to-Kid Advice from Seasoned Campers

When we were kids, summer camp meant something different to us than it does to our children. For us, camp meant camp: cabins or tents, canoeing, hiking, singing songs around a campfire and general camaraderie. Children today are much more active, much more schedule-oriented and generally just busier. Consequently, the very dynamics of summer camp have changed. Camps offered now are much more focused and detail-oriented. There’s soccer camp, art camp, violin camp, space camp, leadership camp, palaeontology camp, etc. But there are some things about camp that truly haven’t changed: The general apprehension your son or daughter might feel the first time they attend camp. Here’s what seasoned camp veterans had to say to children that are going off to camp for the first time.

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